Postmortem Findings of the Victims of the Jonestown Tragedy

    Volume 32, Issue 2 (March 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1987

    Page Count: 11


    Thompson, RL
    Associate chief medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Chapel Hill, NC

    Cowan, WR
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Manders, WW
    Division of Toxicilogy, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    (Received 6 March 1986; accepted 1 May 1986)

    Abstract

    The procedure for processing and identifying the victims of the Jonestown, Guyana tragedy is outlined. Autopsies were performed on seven of the victims, and the autopsy anatomic and toxicologic findings are presented. Problems encountered in the interpretation of the autopsy findings are noted.


    Paper ID: JFS11145J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11145J

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    Title Postmortem Findings of the Victims of the Jonestown Tragedy
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